A Letter from Justin & Cassidee
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little bit. We both grew up in a small town in Texas and were both raised in loving, Christian homes with compassionate families. We have 2 wonderful adopted children, Avary and Kole, as well as 2 pets, a Weimaraner, Remington, and a pot-bellied pig, Piper! We put God first in everything we do and value the time we get with our family. We are praying for you during this time and are excited to welcome your child into our family!
We grew up in the same small town in Texas and were friends before we fell in love! We kept a long distance relationship while we followed our college dreams. Currently, we attend a Baptist church regularly with our 2 children and are involved with our children’s church, Vacation Bible School, and our own Adult group. We enjoy spending time outside as a family, taking walks in the country, just enjoying the Texas sun, and vacationing to new places. We are thrilled to make new memories, as a family of 5, to Dallas Cowboys football games, Texas Rangers baseball games, the zoo, Cassidee’s dad’s ranch, the aquarium, and to travel to new destinations.
Justin has been my best friend since before we started dating. He has always been there to listen to me and support me and does the same for our kids. Justin loves God, hunting, and new adventures! He is always willing to roll on the ground with the kids, play horsey, and teach them how to use their nerf bows. Our kids also crawl up in his lap for story time, Bible stories, and random cuddles every day. Justin is always the first one to dress up for a “tea party” and is always elated to teach the kids about gardening, yard work, and tools. He is excited to add another adventurer to our crew and continue to teach the Word of God.
The very first thing that I noticed about Cassidee was her smile and eyes. After hanging out and getting to know her, I came to know and love her heart and soul. She has a great sense of humor and her outlook on everything which is usually over-the-top positive. She is always ready for adventure and has a passion for seeing the world and exploring different countries and customs. She loves playing volleyball, being involved with the church, and spending time with family. She is an amazing mother to our children and has so much love to give. I know that she is excited to welcome your child into our family and support them in all that they do.
Avary and Kole are both adopted and we look forward to visits with their birth families each year. We love that we get to continue to build relationships with these families! We have been discussing with Avary and Kole about a new sibling and they are overjoyed.
We have a close connection to our extended families. Justin’s mom’s house is on our property and, while we are at work, she watched the kids. She is amazing and our kids absolutely adore her. She is thrilled to have a new grandbaby to teach and love!! Cassidee’s dad and brother’s family live close and we see them weekly. Cassidee’s side of the family has many cousins that are all young and close. We all get together several times a year. Our whole family has a great sense of humor and it is always a good time! This is us celebrating Kole’s first birthday 70’s style!!
Our home is placed in the middle of 20 open acres in the country, about 10 miles from 2 small towns. We love being close to our local dairy where we get our milk, eggs, cheese, and honey. We have a spacious 5 bedroom house with an additional game room. We love our home and bought it with dreams to raise our family here because of the room that we have to explore, grow, and learn. Every morning and evening, we watch the deer come to the feeder and we are always on the lookout for other wildlife (like the turkey that we sometimes see!)
We promise to raise your child in a Godly home with more love than can be described. We promise to provide your child with every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them while surrounding them with support, love, and encouragement. We also understand that trust is earned and we strive to earn that from you. If and when you are ever ready, we would love to offer letters, pictures, and visits for you to see your child grow. We thank you for the chance to build a relationship and gain your trust.
Learn More About Justin & Cassidee
|Our Education||BA in Business Administration and Marketing and Minor in Computer Information Systems||BS in Special Education|
|Our Professions||QA Tech at Peterbilt Motors||Special Education Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||no||summers and all holidays|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Justin & Cassidee's Favorites|
|Sports||Sports that I love are Soccer (Go Manchester Utd.) and Football (Go Cowboys). They hardly win but we all love going to the games.||I love going to the Dallas Cowboys' games and Texas Rangers games! When we can't make it to the games, we enjoy watching football and baseball on TV. I enjoy playing volleyball and do so in a local league a few times a year.|
|Vacation||I am excited to take the kids to experience different locations and different walks of life. Of all the places I have seen Italy was the best! I hope Azores and Greece will be visited in a few years!||I am so excited to share my love of travel with my children. Italy has been my favorite place that we have traveled so far, but I am hoping to take the kids to explore the world to learn and appreciate different cultures. I believe that the Lord gave us an amazing world and I want to see as much of it as possible!|
|Family||I have a mother and sister that are the best. My family is small but luckily we were absorbed by my wife's massive family which has been amazing.||I LOVE having a big family! I have a Memaw, mom and stepdad, dad and stepmom, 2 brothers, 2 sister-in-laws, 1 sister, 1 step sister, 5 nephews, 4 nieces, and several aunts and uncles that we see throughout the year.|
|Food||I am a sucker for pizza!!!!! I can eat mexican food any day of the week though. I enjoy cooking on the grill and finding different ways to cook venison.||I love all food! My current favorite is Habachi! But, I love to try new foods and cook different types of chicken and venison at home.|
|Hobbies||I enjoy shooting guns or bows. I especially like sporting clays. Hunting is also another of my favorite things to do. I also like running, lifting, and a good book or movie.||I love to play volleyball! I also enjoy hunting and shooting guns. I also enjoy volunteering for Special Needs events in my free time.|
|Season||Fall because the weather in Texas is FINALLY cooling down hunting season is gearing up and thanksgiving is right around the corner.||Spring!!! I love Spring because the weather is finally warming up and I love all of the colors spread throughout the fields. It also means that the school year is winding down and we are gearing up for summer break!!!|
|Holiday||Christmas because who does not like Christmas. I get lots of time off of work there is tons of time spent with friends and family. Kids are getting excited about the Christmas tree and presents.||I love Christmas and 4th of July! I love that this year, my children talked more about the reason of Christmas than they did "Santa". We spend these holidays with lots of family and have tons of laughs!|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
As a family, we love outdoor and sporting activities! When we aren't enjoying the wildlife and playing in our own backyard of 20 acres, we take walks, go to local parks, attend professional sporting events, and visit the beach every year. We attend several Dallas Cowboys' football games each season, as well as Texas Rangers baseball games.
Faith is the corner stone of our family. As Christians, we are very involved in our local church. Our children look forward to Sunday and Wednesday services and have many friends there. We teach children's church and help with Vacation Bible School in the summers. As parents, raising our children with faith based on the teachings of Jesus and scripture from the Bible are essential. We expect our children to grow up full of faith and having the love, strength, and compassion that comes with having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
|Our Musical Interest|
Our musical interest are varied to say the least. We like many genres of music and listen to music all the time. We like everything from Christian to Texas country to classical. Date night could include going to a small venue to see a local band or dressing in our finest and attending the symphony.
|About Our Home|
When looking to purchase our home we kept in mind that we wanted room both inside and out. Inside is very spacious decorated in a rustic decor. Outside is 20 acres surrounded by a large field edge with a running creek and lots of wildlife. Although both the home and views are great, the true beauty resides in what happens in the house. Truly what makes a home is the love, laughter, and time spent with one another. Our home is full of hide and go seek, story time, and home cooked meals that dad some times burns up. Grandmother AKA "G" is a frequent visitor to our house. She has been additional constant force in our kids' lives. Bringing the traditions and memories of the past with the love and hugs that only a grandmother can bring.
We have 2 children. Our daughter, Avary, is 3 and our son, Kole, is 2. As you can imagine, they are both VERY busy. Avary, from the time she was born, had the most inquisitive and intelligent eyes. As she is growing up it has been evident that those eyes did not lie. Her days are spent reading books with the family, directing a dance show, or constantly exploring her surroundings. Her favorite color is purple, she LOVES playing dress up, and helping dad look for deer. She is an amazing tiny person that amazes us everyday. Kole is all boy and is really coming into his own. He loves trains, planes, and automobiles. He can't wait to go to "Pa Pa's" house to explore his extensive car collection. Kole already shows interest in shooting the bow and wrestling with dad. When mom tickles and gives him sugars his kackle is literally food for the soul. All in all these children, as with all children, are a wonder. Watching them grow and learn is one of the most amazing things we have seen in our life times. We love them with all of our heart and soul. We do have the highest expectations for them and we have all of the confidence in the world that they will become the people that would make any parent proud.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in the best State of the Union, ( Or we like to think so). Our State is so vast and varied in both geography and culture that it really is a unique place. We live an hour outside Dallas/ Ft. Worth, a part of the state that is growing daily. DFW offers everything anyone could need. Restaurants, sporting events, and large universities...DFW has it all. One of our favorite places in the state is San Antonio. The Alamo still stands there rich in history and the River Walk is a place that never gets old. Its restaurants, events, and architecture make for an amazing weekend. All in all Texas has a little bit for everyone and a lot to offer anyone living here.
We live 15 minutes from the closest town so our neighborhood is a little different from most. Our closest neighbor is a few hundred yards away. Most of the neighbors are older and retired so it is a very safe place to raise a family. Our neighbor, Joe, puts on the best fireworks show every year on the 4th of July and New Years!! As the kids get older, and are more able to explore their surroundings, there will be a ridiculous amount of room for them to be kids.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to a year old.
Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Any|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
YES!! We look forward to providing as much or as little contact as the birth mother wishes through letters, pictures and occasional visits.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a bit about us. Your child will be surrounded by love, support, and encouragement in all that they do. Growing up in our home will be full of fun and laughter and life lessons. Your child will have every opportunity available to grow and become the person they were meant to be. We look forward to guiding and molding this your child as they grow and look forward to keeping in contact with you throughout their lives.